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Nine firearms, 86 assorted rounds of ammunition seized

The police are reporting the seizure of nine firearms and 86 assorted rounds of ammunition over three days. They further say a number of persons have been arrested in connection with the seizures. The recoveries were made between Monday, December... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Health professionals being equipped to support persons affected by depression

Parish Psychiatrist for Kingston and St Andrew Dr Craig Radlein says health professionals and other personnel are being equipped to provide the necessary support to persons suffering from depression and anxiety. Radlein noted that both conditions... (Jamaica Gleaner)

COJ to roll out more business registration kiosks

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is encouraging persons to use its Electronic Business Registration Form kiosk, located at its New Kingston offices, to register their business or company. Public Relations Officer at the COJ Kawain... (Jamaica Gleaner)

NSWMA embarking on composting awareness campaign

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be partnering with the Social Development Commission and Rural Agricultural Development Authority to heighten public awareness about the benefits of composting. Composting is a... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Earth Today | Local scientists urge consideration for forced migration due to climate change

WITH THE many challenges of climate change, it may be easy to overlook for action the forced migration of Caribbean nationals, which is a real possibility, given the projections for sea level rise and coastal erosion. It is against this background... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Earth Today | Environmental club programme for Clarendon, St Catherine schools

THE NATIONAL Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) recently launched the National School Environmental Club Programme (NSECP) in several Clarendon and St Catherine institutions. Inactive environment and science clubs are to be strengthened through... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Negril Chamber urges infrastructure revamp to match tourism boost

The Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has appealed to the Government to improve the Westmoreland town’s infrastructure, which it said has not been developed to accommodate ongoing expansion. Negril has been on an upward trajectory as a growing... (Jamaica Gleaner)

SDC assisted thousands of young Jamaicans in 2019

More than 2,000 young Jamaicans benefited from social-and grant-assistance programmes that were administered by the Social Development Commission (SDC) during 2019. This was disclosed by Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Bittersweet memories after Maldon Primary principal’s sudden passing

WESTERN BUREAU: The Maldon Primary School family in Maldon, St James, will start the 2020 school term mourning the sudden death of principal Audrey Bernard-Kilbourne on Boxing Day. Bernard-Kilbourne, who hailed from the Stonebrooke community in... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Sligoville communities to get water ease

Stung by criticisms from residents in Sligoville, about the lack of piped water in their community, the National Water Commission (NWC) declared that they have embarked on a programme to improve reliability across all water delivery systems in the... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Colin Wright: Bullish on ecotourism

Colin Wright’s attendance at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show was to showcase two head of cattle - bulls; one was of the French breed Charolais and the other a Jamaica Brahman. The veteran cattle breeder was on a mission to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Corporate Hands | JN Group gives to Sophie’s Place (Jamaica Gleaner)

Corporate Hands | LASCO fêtes basic school children (Jamaica Gleaner)

Coca-Cola, Bob Marley Foundation bring Christmas cheer to Trench Town (Jamaica Gleaner)

15-year-old girl shot in head during illegal St James gun salute

A 15-year-old girl is now recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny after being shot by a stray bullet reportedly discharged during an illegal gun salute during New Year’s celebrations in Mount Salem, St James... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Woman shot and killed in Manchester on New Year's Eve

The police in Manchester are probing the murder of 24-year-old Shantell White on Race Course Road last evening. White, an inventory clerk, is from a Grey Ground district address. The police’s Corporate Communications Unit informed... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Jamaica ready for IMO Sulphur limit – MAJ

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica says Jamaica is ready for the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulations for the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit, which took effect on January 1, 2020. Under the new regulations,... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Tourism numbers up in December

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the sector recorded a 10 per cent increase in earnings and a 1.7 per cent spike in visitor arrivals, based on the out-turns for December. Bartlett told JIS News that the figures, which will translate into a US$... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Styrofoam ban now in effect

As of today, a ban is in effect on the local manufacture, distribution, and use of expanded polystyrene foam products used in the food and beverage industry. This is being done as part of initiatives to place greater focus on pollution control.... (Jamaica Gleaner)

A Gift of Love for Mandela Terrace kids

Five-year-old Amira Tomlinson was a confused young lady. There were so many things for her to enjoy at the Christmas treat, she stood at the gate of the church trying to make up her mind. Across from the church, over by the community centre, there... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Pastor’s daughter shot in churchyard

The daughter of a pastor was shot in the head in Mount Salem, St James, allegedly by men involved in a gun salute as part of New Year's celebrations. The incident happened in the Emmanuel Chapel churchyard. "I had just finished delivering the... (Jamaica Star)

Awesome love story - JDF soldier makes New Year’s Eve special for girlfriend

Narmeo Walker and Tashanna McCourty were among potential recruits who turned up at Up Park Camp four years ago, seeking to join the Jamaica Defence Force. The potential soldiers decided to form a Whatsapp group so they could keep in touch with... (Jamaica Star)

After 5 jackets man prepares to marry woman - ... Thinking about April wedding

The Kingston man who last year found out that he was not the biological father for not one, two or three - but for five of the six children he raised to call him 'daddy', is now preparing the marry the woman who has unfaithful to him. Although... (Jamaica Star)

Fire wrecks family’s back-to-school plans

Despite losing nearly all of his material possessions to a fire on Windward Road on Monday, Rohan Thomas is still grateful that his children survived the blaze. At 9:29 a.m., units from the Rollington Town and York Park stations responded to a... (Jamaica Star)

Man continues search for girlfriend he left 45 years ago

Who can forget the story of Errol Samuels, the 63-year-old man who is engaged in a relentless search to for his girlfriend, Dolly, whom he last saw 45 years ago. Samuels' story was highlighted in this newspaper last year. He said that Dolly was... (Jamaica Star)

Heart patients to get free surgeries - But require blood donations for procedures

Some 14 persons are set to benefit from free heart surgeries later this month, through a partnership between Abi-Gaye Smythe’s ‘I have a heart Foundation’ and the Organisation for International Development. Smythe, 26, suffers from a heart... (Jamaica Star)

First murder of 2020 committed in St James

The western parish of St James, which has bleeding in recent years, is the first to record a murder in 2020 following the shooting death of a man in Lilliput on New Year's Day. The victim has identified as 26-year-old Rohan McCarty, otherwise... (Jamaica Star)

Careless bikers, drivers blamed for road carnage

In 2019, less than five per cent of the 131 motorcyclists who lost their lives on the nation's roads were wearing helmets. Along with 108 pedestrians, this group of road users account for 55 per cent of the staggering 430 road deaths in 2019. "... (Jamaica Star)

Local news

Styrofoam ban takes effect A styrofoam ban is now in effect. This means that local manufacture, distribution and use of expanded polystyrene foam products used in the food and beverage industry will no longer be allowed. The prohibition on the... (Jamaica Star)

Rat turns up on KFC menu board

Dozens of persons ran from a KFC restaurant on Sunday after a rat ran across the menu board, just as hungry persons were preparing to collect their favourite pieces of chicken. In a video circulating online, an employee at the fast food chain,... (Jamaica Star)

Woman treats goat kids like her children

Upon hearing her name, Sarah eagerly ran to her 'mother', Alvarine Bramwell, and gulped down a bottle of warm Lactogen baby formula. She followed that up with a big drink of water. A few minutes later, she fell asleep in the shade of a tree in... (Jamaica Star)